Is there a place in the bay area they will take my chickens?
Clip the long feathers
Our urban farm family consists of 1 dog, 2 cats, 10 chickens-3 black orpington, 2 ameracauna (1 blue and 1 black), 3 blr wyandottes (2 splash and 1 blue), 2 lavendar orpingtons, and a rabbit.
You can either clip the flight feathers on 1 wing or fence the top of your run. I live in town & I do both. Each bird has 1 wing clipped & all of my runs are fenced top & bottom. The only time I have escapees is when my son leaves the door open. But they never go more than a few feet from the run & all I have to do is herd them back around it to the gate.